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Korean J Ophthalmol. 2013 Aug;27(4):288-90. doi: 10.3341/kjo.2013.27.4.288. Epub 2013 Jun 28.

Caruncular abscess due to actinomycosis.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Chungnam National University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.

Abstract

The authors report a caruncular abscess caused by actinomycosis. A 47-year-old woman was admitted with persistent purulent discharge from the caruncle of the left eye for a duration of six months. Excisional drainage was performed, and 'sulfur granules' were observed, consistent with actinomyces infection. Intraoperative lacrimal probing and irrigation were performed to confirm that the abscess and canaliculus were not connected. Oral and topical antibiotics were administered postoperatively; the lesion resolved with no evidence of recurrence, and the symptom improved.

KEYWORDS:

Abscess; Actinomycosis; Caruncle; Lacrimal apparatus

PMID:
23908576
PMCID:
PMC3730072
DOI:
10.3341/kjo.2013.27.4.288
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